Better than Ever (11 pages) – This is a nice little booklet written for people with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis who are considering ostomy surgery. The information about living with an ostomy is good but not new, or at least not unique to these patients. What sets it apart is the introductory pages, offering reassuring explanations why their lives are “about to get much better.” It’s published by Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.
Crohn’s disease: management (23 pages) – Published by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) in the UK, this guide “covers the management of Crohn’s Disease in children, young people and adults. It aims to reduce people’s symptoms and maintain or improve their quality of life.”
Living Well with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Self-Management Handbook for Patients & Families with IBD (114 pages) – This handbook is written with young people in mind but is equally informative for readers of any age. It’s the result of collaboration between pediatric IBD experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, Ohio) and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati, Ohio). It combines comprehensive clinical knowledge with practical tips and suggestions from parents and kids who are living with IBD.
Ulcerative colitis: management (30 pages) – Similar to the above, this is the NICE guide about the management of Ulcerative Colitis. Both guides are intended for healthcare professionals, people with IBD, and their families and carers.